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Psychological & Counselling Services

at Restore Balance

Therapy with our team

We’re people first, therapists second

Do you have the courage? We say yes!

You’ve already shown it by making it this far. Together we can work towards achieving your goals big or small. Whatever it is, we’re here to listen and help. Review some of our services below, if any of them strikes a chord, let’s connect and chat in more detail.

Individual Psychological & Psychotherapy Services (in-person, secure video or phone)

Our approach emphasizes taking the necessary steps to change your current situation and achieve your dreams. Our style is direct, person-directed, strengths-based and solution-focused. Our work is guided by cognitive-behavioural, humanistic, and holistic frameworks. Our interventions include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis/Suicide Intervention. We believe in choice, personal preference, and individualized approach to treatment and encourage our clients to communicate their preferences for treatment and actively seek their feedback.

Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

Crisis Management: A process of assisting first responders, healthcare providers, and other support staff directly involved in a crisis situation to help persevere at times of crisis and minimize the potential affects of trauma.

Crisis Debriefing: A facilitated discussion that allows for the safe processing of immediate traumatic event, labelling/normalizing difficult-to-feel emotions, as well as reflection on the impact of the crisis within a safe environment. This event-processing intervention focuses on addressing the immediate physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms associated with exposure to trauma.

Resourcing/Referral to Resources: A provision of referrals to appropriate resources in the community to address presenting issues when time allows. This intervention also focuses on helping individuals to focus on their available internal and external resources.

Problem-Solving: A process of working through a problem in all details in order to reach a suitable solution, taking into consideration the immediate needs, personal triggers, and available resources.

Stress-Management:  A practical approach to recognizing, minimizing, and coping with stressful events. Stress management techniques focus on expanding internal and external resources to meet the demands while focusing on meeting immediate basic needs

Crisis Containment: Crisis containment is an aspect of resiliency and refers to the capacity to internally manage the troubling thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that arise as a consequence of extreme stress. This intervention focuses on balancing the acknowledgement of strong feelings while meeting the immediate demands.

Compassion Support: An intervention targeted to helping individuals to restore their emotional reserves during the times of extreme service delivery. Specific strategies focus on working through the unique ways each person expresses the emotional distress that leads to suffering and requires specific interventions to help heal from trauma.

Being a teenager is one of the most stressful periods of life as young people experience growth and change (physically, mentally, and socially) and yet they have fairly limited control over their lives. We can help teens with him coping skills and their families approaches to help their teen become their best.

Life, work, existing. Sometimes it can be hard. Lets help you find the balance in managing multiple and competing priorities so you enjoy your day to day.

If you or your loved one has been seriously hurt, an accident has left you frightened and/or worried, or you have been involved in a motor-vehicle accident or workplace incident – We can help you process the event, find coping strategies, and minimize its affects on your present and future. We can also direct bill WSIB and HCAI (your motor-vehicle insurance).

First responders and veterans are especially at risk for developing conditions like PTSD and mood disorders. These positions are incredibly demanding and we appreciate the sacrifices you make. If you suffer, we can help you regain control of your mental welling being  Together we can develop a plan to help manage stress and enjoy day to day living.

It does not have to be a tug of rope, or prioritize one persons feelings. If you ask yourself “Should I stay or should I go?” then it might be worth chatting about resolution options and your next step.

If you are not happy with your relationship with substances (drugs or alcohol), then let us work together to address your concerns and create a plan.

Sometimes, through no fault of our own we are put into extraordinary situations that can have a negative long-lasting influence. It is important to understand and address the impact this can have so you can live your life, your way.

Have a heavy weight on your shoulders? Feel crippled in your day to day? Let’s develop an actionable plan that puts you in the drivers seat and back in control of your life.

 

Psychoeducational Assessments

Psychoeducational assessments aim to describe an individual’s learning profile (strengths and weaknesses) and psychological functioning. This includes an assessment of their cognitive (thinking) abilities and academic achievement.  These assessments also evaluate emotional, social, and behavioural characteristics that can influence their functioning.